Landstar??

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by "B", Oct 21, 2020.

  1. "B"

    "B" Light Load Member

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    So I have tried to as a few landstar drivers how they like it while running down the road, like in most cases no one has their cb on and everything I run into them at a truckstop they are either away from their cab or asleep. So this post is for you Landstar guys. How do you like it and would it be worth the move over there. How often do they pay, can you book your own freight without using their load board if necessary? Is the health insurance they offer (from what I was told they have) any good being that you have to get your own policy? What are some of the hidden fees they have (if any), or are they all listed on the recruitment form?
     
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  3. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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  5. "B"

    "B" Light Load Member

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    Some explanation would be required, I mean "Go to Schneider." Is pretty vague. @Dave_in_AZ
     
  6. LtlAnonymous

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    Here, I'll explain a little further.

    Schneider is better than Landstar, so you should go there instead.
     
  7. flood

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    how so....??
     
  8. User666

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    Pretty worthless "help", right? Makes you wonder why they even tag him for input. Anyway, I'm an independent carrier who has hauled quite a bit for LS over the years. In my experience they are going downhill. They're allowing too many scumbags to come in and ruin their name with all the games, double brokering and low ball rates. I have exactly one office left I deal with today and that's dwindling away as well. There's a section here specifically for LS. Maybe you'd have better results asking there.

    Landstar

    Things may be different when you're leased to them directly but I never see good equipment pulling their trailers anymore. All I've been seeing is beat up trucks that look like they should have a port chassis hooked to them with the blue star on them now. IMO that's a major indicator of their current state. If you decide to lease on with them please come back and tell us about YOUR experience after you've been there a while.
     
  9. flood

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    I've been with the star for 3 years... I'm happy

    But ya your right about alot of the trucks
     
  10. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    There a thousands. Tens of thousands of posts on this site by experts that will tell you how evil Landstar is.

    At the top that little magnifying glass is the search feature. Type in Landstar.

    I know for myself, I regularly base major decisions on input from people I don't even know.
     
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